Somalia: call for bids for UK Climate Diplomacy Fund

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The British Embassy Mogadishu is accepting project proposals under the Climate Diplomacy Fund for the UK Financial Year 2020/2021.

Somalia is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. The negative effects of climate change are already being felt across the country and are expected to get worse in the future. In the past 30 years, Somalia has suffered 8 major droughts that have caused huge human and economic losses. The Drought Impact Needs Assessment (DINA) in 2018, conducted by the Somali government, found more than USD 3 billion damages or losses, equivalent to 50% of Somalia’s GDP. These impacts have been particularly felt by the poorest and most vulnerable. It is therefore imperative that Somalia takes concerted action to address climate change.

The Climate Diplomacy Fund is a new centrally-managed UK government fund with the aim of building the conditions for an ambitious negotiated outcome at COP26 and delivering Country Implementation Plans. In Somalia, this will support either one or both of the two projects detailed below, to address climate change-related challenges facing Somalia.


We will consider applications for funding for either one or both of the below proposals. Grants requested under this call must be for a maximum of US$15,000 (fifteen thousand US dollars).

Applications must be submitted in English. The project proposals will be shortlisted and approved by the British Embassy. To apply for funding, interested organisations must submit a project proposal, activity based budget form and due diligence form (please see attached) to the British Embassy. This will provide the basic information required to enable the Embassy to make an assessment on whether or not the proposal will be shortlisted.

All project proposals must clearly demonstrate how they:

  • support the programme priorities;
  • deliver value for money (VfM).

The British Embassy Mogadishu will be responsible for supervision and monitoring of this project to ensure it meets its intended objectives.


Proposals will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Alignment with the below project description and priorities
  • Outcomes are achievable within the funding period
  • Project design includes clear monitoring and evaluation procedures
  • Risk and financial accountability procedures (and ability to meet strict due diligence requirements)
  • Overall value for money (VfM)


  1. Project proposals must be received by midnight on Sunday, 7 February 2021. Late proposals will not be considered.
  2. Proposals must be submitted using the attached forms only (Project Proposal, Activity Based Budget and Due Diligence Forms). The Project Proposal Form must not exceed 5 pages in length.
  3. Proposals must be submitted to Juliet Field and Charlotte Dixon.
  4. Only project proposals selected for further consideration will be notified by Friday, 12 February 2021.
  5. The British Embassy aims to sign grant agreements with successful project implementers by the end of February.


Project Proposal Form (ODT, 45.4KB)

Activity Based Budget Template (ODS, 10.3KB)

Due Diligence Assessment Questions (ODT, 10.4KB)

Deadline for submitting project bids: Sunday, 7 February 2021.

Only successful bidders will be contacted.